Looking Into the World of Ransomware Actors Reveals Some Surprises

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During the preparations for our keynotes at McAfee’s recent MPOWER conference, we brainstormed a few topics we wanted to share with the audience. Ransomware was definitely on our agenda, but so much has already been said and written on the subject. What could we add that would be interesting?

We hit on the angle: to dive into this shady world and learn about the people behind these campaigns. There are several ways to approach this. We could go into forums and look for the individuals who discuss these campaigns or offer ransomware for sale. But that would be very time consuming and the chance of finding the right individuals would be small. There is a better way.


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